Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

Redevelopment Project Update - Feb 2010

We are nearing completion of the Detailed Business Case to support redevelopment of our existing indoor Riding Arena and attached stables and barn.

Over the past two months the consultant for the project:

  • Prepared building configuration and alternative location plans for the new project elements
  • Displayed the alternatives in the WELCA’s Community Room from December 16 – January 15
  • Obtained over twenty written comments on the alternatives from those who viewed the display
  • Continued with the development of the financial aspects of the project including capital and operating costs

There was almost unanimous agreement by viewers of the display and the Project’s Steering Committee that any development alternative that required a temporary closing of the existing facility was unacceptable. Alternatives to redevelop the facility on the site of the existing arena have been dropped from consideration.

The project in its entirety comprises approximately 145,000 square feet (13,500 square metres) of building space.

We are scheduling to complete the Detailed Business Case in March 2010 at which time it will be submitted to the City for consideration.

A fund-raising feasibility study has been commissioned by the Board to determine the extent that project funds can be raised to supplement any government funding available.

Upcoming Events

Learn To Ride Program

Fall Program starts November 19
Winter Program starts January 28
8 week or 5 week program

Mark Laskin Jumping Clinic

December 2 - Audit tickets available

Horse Racing Alberta

p. 780.435.3597
e. info@welca.ca

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